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Curator's Note:

“Homecoming” begins with a building. But it’s no ordinary concert hall. Moshe Safdie designed the dazzling new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts to nurture homegrown talent and showcase great artists.


In this case, they’re one and the same! Kansas City’s own Joyce DiDonato, fresh from a triumphant appearance at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, is heading back home to perform for the first time with Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony.


Go behind the scenes to learn more about the Kauffman’s architecture and acoustics, the joyful and sometimes difficult process of making this performance-documentary, and Jake Heggie, a contemporary American composer whose work is featured in the show.


Homecoming premieres on July 20, 2012

at 9pm EST / 8pm CST on PBS.

Check your local listings for more information

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DiDonato performs in NYC

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Joyce DiDonato performs at the Met in New York in “The Enchanted Island.” KCPT filmed her performance as part of “Homecoming.”

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